Patents by Inventor CASEY L. MCCUAN

CASEY L. MCCUAN has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10379569
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Patent number: 10372154
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20170185099
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20170135526
    Abstract: A juicing system with a drive mechanism and a juicer assembly, where the juicer assembly includes a main housing defining a cavity. A lid encloses a top portion of the cavity and has an opening therethrough. An auger is disposed within the cavity and has a top portion and a bottom portion. The auger is operably connected at one of the top portion or the bottom portion to the drive mechanism to rotate the auger. A rotatable cutting blade is disposed at the top portion of the auger. The rotatable cutting blade cuts foods inserted into the cavity through the opening. A juicing basket is disposed within the cavity, radially outwardly from the auger. The juicing basket has at least one screen with apertures therethrough of varying sizes. Food is pressed by the auger against the juicing basket to squeeze juice and pulp through the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael P. Conti, Everett Sidney Kettle, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland, Mitchell L. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9631700
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20170102728
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Patent number: 9556916
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism includes first and second shafts having a drive system disposed therebetween, wherein the first shaft is coupled to a drive mechanism. A fixed clutch plate is disposed on the second shaft and includes a plurality of ramped members disposed thereon. An attachment shaft includes a slip clutch plate disposed on a first end and having a plurality of ramped members adapted to releasably couple with the plurality of ramped members disposed on the fixed clutch plate. The slip clutch plate is operable between engaged and disengaged positions relative to the fixed clutch plate and a biasing mechanism is disposed on the attachment shaft and configured to bias the slip clutch plate towards the engaged position. The biasing mechanism is further configured to be overcome when a torque force of a predetermined load is realized on the attachment shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Conti, Everett Sidney Kettle, Leif A. Norland, Mitchell L. Robertson, Casey L. McCuan
  • Patent number: 9556939
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20160333991
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20160333990
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Patent number: 9167938
    Abstract: A food processor attachment assembly for a stand mixer includes a coupling hub adapted to be received in an attachment hub of the stand mixer. A gear housing includes a gearing mechanism disposed therein to translate an output drive from the attachment hub to the coupling hub to drive an output shaft along a vertical rotational axis. The output drive is accessible at a coupling portion for attaching to various food processing discs as housed within a top housing assembly. The output drive is further accessible for coupling to the food processing attachment at a lower coupling portion for powering food processing attachments within a bowl assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaitlyn M. Benoit, Jason M. Cassar, Michael P. Conti, Jason L. Hollinger, Everett Sidney Kettle, Zachary A. Lownds, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20140262669
    Abstract: A clutch mechanism includes first and second shafts having a drive system disposed therebetween, wherein the first shaft is coupled to a drive mechanism. A fixed clutch plate is disposed on the second shaft and includes a plurality of ramped members disposed thereon. An attachment shaft includes a slip clutch plate disposed on a first end and having a plurality of ramped members adapted to releasably couple with the plurality of ramped members disposed on the fixed clutch plate. The slip clutch plate is operable between engaged and disengaged positions relative to the fixed clutch plate and a biasing mechanism is disposed on the attachment shaft and configured to bias the slip clutch plate towards the engaged position. The biasing mechanism is further configured to be overcome when a torque force of a predetermined load is realized on the attachment shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. CONTI, EVERETT SIDNEY KETTLE, LEIF A. NORLAND, MITCHELL L. ROBERTSON, CASEY L. MCCUAN
  • Publication number: 20140263783
    Abstract: A food processor attachment assembly for a stand mixer includes a coupling hub adapted to be received in an attachment hub of the stand mixer. A gear housing includes a gearing mechanism disposed therein to translate an output drive from the attachment hub to the coupling hub to drive an output shaft along a vertical rotational axis. The output drive is accessible at a coupling portion for attaching to various food processing discs as housed within a top housing assembly. The output drive is further accessible for coupling to the food processing attachment at a lower coupling portion for powering food processing attachments within a bowl assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: KAITLYN M. BENOIT, JASON M. CASSAR, MICHAEL P. CONTI, JASON L. HOLLINGWER, EVERETT SIDNEY KETTLE, ZACHARY A. LOWNDS, CASEY L. MCCUAN, LEIF A. NORLAND
  • Patent number: D722815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mallory A. Fuller, Casey L. McCuan
  • Patent number: D736365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel B. Breneman, Jason Scott Lind, Casey L. McCuan
  • Patent number: D737948
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel B. Breneman, Jason Scott Lind, Casey L. McCuan
  • Patent number: D749204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel B. Breneman, Jason Scott Lind, Casey L. McCuan
  • Patent number: D824237
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher A. Gregory, Casey L. McCuan, Jason W. Tippetts
  • Patent number: D860551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mallory A. Fuller, Richard L. Hammond, Michael A. Kahwaji, Jessica R. McConnell, Casey L. McCuan, Jason W. Tippetts, Ameresh Babu Viswanathan